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2007 ACF Fall Tossups by Georgia A and Dartmouth A and UNC B
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The title character of this work has a dream in which he drinks milk from the breast of his best friend, who had just turned into a woman. In another dream, he releases a songbird from its golden cage and throws it out onto the street. That bird's owner helps the title character get a job as a businessman with Kamaswami, which allows him to learn the ways of love from the courtesan Kamala. At the beginning of this work, the title character had left his father and joined the Samanas, and he ends his journey at Vasudeva's river. This is where Govinda finds the title character, who kisses him so that he too may achieve nirvana. FTP, name this Herman Hesse novel about Buddha.
Answer: Siddhartha
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The valedictorian of this man's Amherst class of 1895 was Dwight Morrow, later his Ambassador to Mexico. He appointed Harlan Stone to the Supreme Court, and he also saw the passage of the Air Commerce Act, the Veterans Bonus Act, and the Kellogg-Briand Pact. During his nomination campaign, his first two picks for the Vice-Presidency declined before Charles Dawes ran with him to a victory over John W. Davis and Bob LaFollette. The only President of the United States to be sworn in to office by his father was, FTP, this famously tight-lipped Massachusian, successor to Warren Harding, who served from 1923 to 1928.
Answer: Calvin Coolidge
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His orchestral works include Two Elegiac Melodies for Strings and the overture In Autumn, and one of this composer's major song cycles is entitled Haugtussa. The third of his best-known group of piano pieces is a "Watchman's Song" inspired by Macbeth, and Wedding Day at Troldhaugen is another one of those 66 Lyric Pieces. Also known for a piece that includes such movements as "The Abduction of the Bridge", Ingrid's Lament", "Anitra's Dance", and "Morning Mood". FTP, identify this Norwegian composer of incidental music to Peer Gynt, including the famous "In the Hall of the Mountain King".
Answer: Edvard Grieg
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Alternatives to this idea are classified by the PPN formalism and include Cartan's connection theory and theories due to Nortveldt and Brans and Dicke. One of the objects central to this theory satisfies the Bianchi identities; that object appears in the field equation and is the namesake tensor of this theory's formulator. Effects predicted by the theory include frame dragging and lensing by mass. This theory is derived from the statement that inertial mass is indistinguishable from gravitational mass, the equivalence principle. FTP, what is this theory that is applicable to any reference frame; a theory of gravity developed by Einstein?
Answer: the general theory of relativity [prompt on relativity]
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One work by this philosopher has a second section dealing with science entitled "Philosophy of Nature" and an opening section often called the "lesser Logic," referring to another work by this philosopher whose three sections are about "being," "essence," and "concept," respectively. Those two works, Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences and Science of Logic, are not as famous as Philosophy of Right and a work that posits the attainment of a state of "Absolute Knowledge," Phenomenology of Spirit. FTP, identify this German philosopher best known for his conception of dialectics.
Answer: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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An expert on this entity, K.C. Chang, promoted the idea that it was partly contemporaneous with what are generally considered its predecessor and successor. Concentrated in the middle of the Sandai, this period was characterized by bronze li and hsien cookware, including those found at Ao. Yin served as its major capital and is an alternative name for it. Its rulers included Tang the Sage, Di Y?, and W? Ding, who promoted the use of oracle bones. Succeeding the semi-legendary Hsia, this Dynasty ruled from around 1600 to around 1100 BCE. FTP, name this first dynasty of China.
Answer: the Shang Dynasty [accept Yin Dynasty before "Yin"]
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This country is home to the humorously-named village Monkey River Town; it also contains Laughing Bird Caye National Park, Glover's Reef off its coast, and Ambergris Caye. Its south is dominated by the Maya Mountains which are highest at Victoria Peak, and its borders with other nations are delineated by the Sarstun River in the south and the Azul River in the north. To the immediate west of this small country, in another nation, is the Peten Region which contains the site of Tikal. FTP, name this country, once known as the British Honduras, which is bordered by Guatemala and Mexico and has capital at Belmopan.
Answer: Belize
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Martin Esslin analyzed the works of this author in The Peopled Wound. In one of this author's plays, Flora seduces a Matchseller who eventually replaces her husband Edward. In addition to A Slight Ache, this author wrote a play ending with Rose Hudd becoming blind, The Room, and wrote about the tramp Davies, who is evicted by brothers Mick and Aston, in The Caretaker. Another of this playwright's "comedies of menace" ends with Goldberg and McCann removing pianist Stanley Webber from a decrepit boarding house after the title celebration. FTP, name this British playwright of The Birthday Party and The Dumb Waiter.
Answer: Harold Pinter
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Laidlaw's critique of this man's work involves a custom among Jain renouncers who cannot cook food and must receive it from Jain families. One of his works posited the concept of "total presentation" or "total social fact" that drives certain behavior. Levi-Strauss's introduction to a collection of this man's works claims a debt to his concepts of mana and algebraic function. This man established his country's institutes of Sociology and Ethnology, and his most influential work drew heavily on the potlatch custom and Kula exchange. FTP, name this nephew of Emile Durkheim, a French sociologist who studied various forms of reciprocity among uncivilized peoples, The Gift.
Answer: Marcel Mauss
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The cases in which these entities have a certain important property are limited by Kuratowski's theorem. Algorithms involving these mathematical objects include Prim's and Floyd's, which solve important problems like finding a minimal span. These objects may contain cycles named for Euler or Hamilton, finding which is one form of the Traveling Salesman Problem. A shortest path on one may be found by Djikstra's Algorithm. The theory named for them was inaugurated by the solution of the Konigsberg bridge problem. FTP, name these mathematical entities, sets of nodes and edges, which may be planar.
Answer: graphs [accept graph theory]
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In Walter de la Mare's short story A Revenant, a professor who considers Poe's poetry "flawless mastery of method" sees this "curiously detached" painting flashing through his head. The title figure of this painting looks to the canvas's left and wears a wide-brimmed black hat, and an enormous tome by Andreas Vesalius is open at the lower right. Aris Knidt is the focal point of this painting, and he lies in its center as seven bearded gentlemen in black with poofy white collars look on. Knidt had earlier been hanged for armed robbery. FTP, name this portrait by Rembrandt, commissioned by the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons, that shows the titular physician dissecting a cadaver's hand.
Answer: The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Nicolaes Tulp
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This author wrote about the flaring of Charu's emotions due to the arrival of Amal, her husband's cousin, in The Broken Nose. The author of such dramas as The Post Office and Red Oleanders, he wrote about an activist who longs for the wife of the noble Nikhil in his novel The Home and the World. He also authored the poetry collections Cycle of Spring, Sheaves, and The Golden Boat. His Janaganamana and Amar Shonar Bangla were adopted as national anthems, but he remains best remembered for a collection of 103 poems translated as "Song Offerings." A longtime friend of William Butler Yeats, this is, FTP, what Bengali author of Gitanjali?
Answer: Rabindranath Tagore
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Its precursor is pregnenolene and derivatives include dexamethasone. Although in the short-term it can cause improved memory, long-term elevation of this hormone causes damage to the hippocampal memory centers. Pituitary gland tumors cause its chronic presence in the bloodstream leading to Cushing's disease, as ACTH constantly stimulates the adrenal gland to release it. Used as an antinflammatory drug given to asthmatics and recent recipients of organ transplants, FTP name this steroid hormone that is released in stressful situations and causes immune system suppression.
Answer: cortisol [or 11,17,21-trihydroxy-,(11beta)-pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione]
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Prusias in Bithynia is said to have ordered his surrender before he committed suicide by poison, and he had earlier commanded naval forces for Antiochus III. As a suffete in his homeland, he was responsible for major economic reforms responsible for restoring prosperity. The planned collapse of his Gallic and Spanish center in one battle led to the total annihilation of forces under Gaius Terentius Varro, while the spreading of maniples at another battle led to his defeat after a failed shock charge. Defeated at Zama and victorious at Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae, this is, FTP, what famous Carthaginian general, best known for leading elephants across the Alps to invade Italy?
Answer: Hannibal Barca [also accept Hannibal the Great]
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One character in this film is promised a second date if he really knows what Sigmund Freud said about people of a certain ethnicity. However, the psychiatrist Madolyn Madden also begins to have a relationship with one of Mr. French's associates. The latter character is told by Delahunt to meet at 314 Washington Street, but it is at a nearby building where Captain Queenan, played by Martin Sheen, is killed. Agent Barrigan, after shooting Billy Costello, is framed as the sole rat in the State Police Force, but Sergeant Sullivan is eventually killed by Sergeant Dignam. FTP, name this 2006 Martin Scorsese film that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon as police officers in Boston.
Answer: The Departed
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The beginning of this story quotes James Thomson's poem "The Castle of Indolence." Yost Van Houten constructed the house of its protagonist, who "was a perfect master of Cotton Mather's History of New-England Witchcraft." The plot of this story is sent in motion when the protagonist borrows a horse from Hans Van Ripper to attend a quilting bee. After the protagonist succeeds in courting Katrina Van Tassel, a legend about a dead Hessian inspires Brom Bones to frighten him. Narrated by Diedrich Knickerbocker, FTP, identify this 1820 short story about a headless horseman that terrifies Ichabod Crane, a work by Washington Irving.
Answer: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
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Nicholas Geffrard restored republican government to this nation in 1859 after 10 years of tyrannical rule under emperor Faustin I. Ruled by the U.S. military from 1915 to 1934, Elie Lescot took power after Stenio Vincent's resignation, and was in turn overthrown by Dumarsais Estime. Ten years later, Paul Magloire would be overthrown by the organizer of the Tontons Macoute, who would later allow his nineteen-year-old son to succeed to the presidency-for-life. FTP, name this Caribbean nation ruled treacherously by the Duvalier family and more humanely by Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Answer: Haiti
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In Egypt, this deity's cult was governed by Ptolemy II Philopator, who was said to be a follower. In 186 BCE, the cult of this deity was "discovered" in Rome amid scandal following testimony by Hispala and Aebutius, and then suppressed. This god was associated with many others, including the Phrygian Sabazios and Zagreus of the religion of Orpheus, who was said to have started his cult. In one myth, he turned a group of pirates who kidnapped him into dolphins, and he was known as twice-born as he was delivered from Zeus's thigh after that god had taken him from the burned corpse of his mother, Semele. FTP, name this god of wine and revelry, often known as Bacchus?
Answer: Dionysus [accept Bacchus before it's mentioned; prompt on Liber]
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This man's design for the AT&T headquarters building features a distinctive "Chippendale top." He designed a New Canaan, Connecticut, structure that features a central brick fireplace and perfectly symmetrical black steel beams, a project inspired by his mentor's Farnsworth House. Another building he worked on has blinds that only have three positions and features Calder's Ordinary in its granite plaza. That building is a 38-story skyscraper with non-structural glass walls that this architect co-designed with his mentor, Mies van der Rohe. FTP, name this American architect of the Glass House and the Seagram Building.
Answer: Philip Cortelyou Johnson
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A thermal form of process can be seen in a mixed gas through the Soret effect, while another form involving momentum can be observed in the laminar flow of a liquid across a solid surface. When semiconductors are produced, certain layers are sometimes doped via this process, although ion implantation is typically preferred.The most commonly observed form of the phenomenon can be described by a law which shows that flux is proportional to the concentration gradient and in the direction of lower concentration, Fick's law. FTP, name this form of passive transport that involves spontaneous movement of particles from a higher concentration to a lower concentration.
Answer: diffusion
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His first novel, about a day in the life of postal worker Jake Johnson, was published posthumously as Lawd Today. He included such stories as "The Man Who Lived Underground" and "The Man Who Was Almost a Man" in Eight Men, and wrote about Cross Damon in his existential novel The Outsider. Bobo is burned alive in this author's short story "Big Boy Leaves Home," which is featured in his collection Uncle Tom's Children. In another of his novels, Boris Max's arguments against institutionalized racism fail to save his client from being sentenced to death for the murder of Mary Dalton. FTP, name this American author who wrote about Bigger Thomas in Native Son.
Answer: Richard Wright
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For many years it was called the Battle of Redemore, leading some to theorize that Ambion Hill was not its actual location. One participant in this battle marched from Milford Haven, while another was killed while repeatedly shouting the word "treason." The Duke of Norfolk died at the start of this battle, whose outcome was affected by the Earl of Northumberland and Lord Stanley deserting the losing side. FTP, name this battle followed by a mop-up action at Stoke, thus making this the not-quite-last battle of the War of the Roses, in which the Yorkist Richard III was defeated by the rising Lancastrian Henry VII.
Answer: Battle of Bosworth Field
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The namesake parameter of one model of this phenomenon has a critical value of root 2 over 2, above which the transition to it is second-order. A deviation from this behavior is an effect named for Kondo. The aforementioned model of this behavior, derived by extremizing an order parameter, is due to Ginzberg and Landau. A better-known model for this behavior predicts bosonic bound states between conduction electrons; these are the Cooper pairs of the BCS theory. FTP, name this physical phenomenon first observed by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes in which a material's electrical resistance vanishes when it is cooled.
Answer: superconductivity [accept word forms like superconductors etc.]
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Important texts in for initiates in this practice include "The Well-known Sorts of Knowledge." Central to this sect are Sirr, Qalb, Nafs, Ruh, Khafi and Akhfa, which are known as the Six Subtleties and relate to extra-sensory perception. Orders of them are named Chishti, Suhrawardi, Naqshbandi, and Shattari. Their name derives from their garments and roughly means wool-dressed. Perhaps their most famous members use motion to achieve states of divine trance and are known as whirling dervishes. FTP, name this branch of Muslim mystics.
Answer: Sufism [prompt on Islam]
2007 ACF Fall Bonuses by Georgia A and Dartmouth A and UNC B
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Education and lawsuits seem to follow one another. Identify these Supreme Court Cases, FTPE:,
[10] This case combined over 200 plaintiffs from five states and was a continuation of the cases like Roberts vs. City of Boston. It struck down segregated education in 1945.
Answer: Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
[10] The right of high school students to wear black armbands protesting the Vietnam War was upheld in this 1969 case.
Answer: Tinker vs. Des Moines School District
[10] Racial quota systems in higher education were overturned in a narrow ruling by the court in this 1978 case but the use of race as a factor in admissions was upheld.
Answer: Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke
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Identify the following games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, FTPE:,
[10] This game was one of the two original pack-ins for the NES. It required players to shoot birds or clay pigeons with the Nintendo Zapper Light Gun, and a new version is available on Wii Play.
Answer: Duck Hunt
[10] This smooth-scrolling platform game was the first in its genre. This, along with all those Koopa Troopas, helped to make this the best-selling video game of all time in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Answer: Super Mario Bros. [prompt on partial answer]
[10] This NES motocross racing game debuted in 1984 and involves maneuvering through speed bumps and ramps. It was succeeded by sequels for the Nintendo 64 and the Wii.
Answer: Excitebike
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Robert Walpole appointed him Poet Laureate in 1730. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this author who created the character of Sir Novelty Fashion in Love's Last Shift.
Answer: Colley Cibber
[10] This poet lampooned Colley Cibber as the King of Dunces in The Dunciad in addition to writing An Essay on Man and The Rape of the Lock.
Answer: Alexander Pope
[10] Along with Alexander Pope, this British author was a member of the Scriblerus Club. He wrote about the criminal Macheath in his comedy The Beggar's Opera.
Answer: John Gay
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This phenomenon occurs because, when domains exist, domain alignment is energetically favorable. This results in the phenomenon of hysteresis, in which the H-field depends on the history of the applied B-field. FTPE:,
[10] Name this form of magnetism that exists in its namesake material, among others.
Answer: ferromagnetism
[10] The energetic favorability of ferromagnetic domain alignment is embodied in this Z-two theory, first solved in the two-dimensional case by Lars Onsager.
Answer: the Ising model
[10] Above this critical value in a ferromagnet's phase diagram, ferromagnetism ceases to exist. It is named for a famous family of physicists.
Answer: the Curie temperature [or Curie point; prompt on T-sub-c]
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Answer the following about former French colonies in Southeast Asia, FTPE:,
[10] After becoming a part of French Indochina in 1887, this Ho Chi Minh-led nation regained independence in 1954 due in large part to the Battle of Dienbienphu.
Answer: Vietnam [accept North Vietnam I guess]
[10] France and the United States supported the regime of this last emperor of the Nguyen dynasty until Ngo Denh Diem forced him into exile in 1955.
Answer: Bao Dai
[10] Briefly occupied by Japan in World War II, this nation , with its capital at Vientiane, declared independence from France in 1945 and gained full independence in 1953.
Answer: Laos or Lao People's Democratic Republic or Lao P.D.R.
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Answer the following about various declarations and demands around the turn of the 20th century, FTPE:,
[10] The Omaha Platform was the political platform of this party who ran James Weaver for President in 1892 and won over a million popular votes.
Answer: Populist or People's Party
[10] Earlier, the Farmer's Alliance made these 1890 demands, which were named for a city in Florida, advocating many populist principles such as free silver and abolishing national banks.
Answer: The Ocala Demands
[10] The Osawatomie Declaration by this man in 1910 echoed many of the populists demands and combined them with the tenets of his own Progressive or Bull Moose party.
Answer: Theodore Roosevelt
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Name these Leo Tolstoy novels that aren't named War: What is it Good For?, FTPE:,
[10] The title character of this novella begins to feel ill after falling while trying to hang drapes. He decides that his condition is terminal, pities his family for continuing to live its artificial lives, and expires in the middle of a sigh.
Answer: The Death of Ivan Ilyich or Smert Ivana Ilicha
[10] The title heroine thinks that she has found happiness when she leaves her husband to live with Count Vronsky, but she cannot cope with the loss of her son and eventually commits suicide by throwing herself under a train.
Answer: Anna Karenina
[10] This novel deals with Olenin's love for the already-betrothed Marianka. He asks her to marry him, but she rejects him after her fiance Luka is shot in the stomach by a member of the title group and dies.
Answer: The Cossacks or Kazaki
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Officially, these compounds are defined as molecules in which adjacent atoms have opposite charges. FTPE,,
[10] Identify this type of molecule that often consists of a carbanion and an adjacent phosphorous atom.
Answer: ylide
[10] In this organic chemistry reaction a phosphonium ylide can be utilized to synthesize an alkene double bond group from a carbonyl bond.
Answer: the Wittig Reaction
[10] Tebbe's reagent is a ylide made up of 2 cyclopentadienyl rings hooked onto this metal with atomic number 22 which is used in the aerospace, automotive, and military weapon industry as a strong, lightweight alloy.
Answer: titanium
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One of his works features an "Intermezzo interrotto" movement that parodies Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony. FTPE:,
[10] Identify the composer of that work, which also features a "Game of Pairs" movement and is entitled Concerto for Orchestra.
Answer: Bela Bartok
[10] Among Bartok's greatest works are his six pieces in this genre, including the fourth, whose entire fourth movement is played pizzicato. Other examples include the three "Rasumovsky" ones by Beethoven.
Answer: string quartets
[10] The first movement of this four-movement Bartok piece is a fugue whose theme reappears in all the other movements, and a tam-tam and xylophone make up part of one of the titular instrumental groups.
Answer: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
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Name these sacraments of the Catholic Church from description FTPE:,
[10] The first sacrament of initiation, the recipient is either immersed in water or water is poured on their head. Whether to do it to adults or infants is a controversy across Christian churches.
Answer: Baptism
[10] This sacrament involves a priest's applying oil to the sense organs and pronouncing a blessing on the recipient.
Answer: Extreme Unction [or Last Rites]
[10] This is one of the sacraments of healing and involves four parts: feeling sorry for sins, confession to a priest, absolution by the priest and satisfaction.
Answer: Penance
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Identify the following types of market failure, FTPE:,
[10] Society faces deadweight loss in this situation because the firm that controls the market produces less than where Demand meets Marginal Cost, and charges based on overall demand and not their Marginal Revenue function.
Answer: Monopoly [do not accept "Monopolistic Competition"]
[10] These market failures can be positive or negative, and are the result of poorly priced goods or services. Consumers or Producers don't account for all the potential costs or benefits of a product and thus make misinformed decisions. Pigouvian taxes and Coase's theorem deal with these entities.
Answer: Externalities
[10] This market failure is incredibly prevalent. It is the basis of George Ackerlof's 1970 paper "The Market for Lemons," and it results when sellers or buyers have factual advantages over the other party.
Answer: Asymmetric Information
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He chronicled his time in India as his country's ambassador in the poem "Vrindaban," which appeared in his collection East Slope. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Mexican poet of "The Grammarian Monkey" and "Luna Silvestre."
Answer: Octavio Paz
[10] This Paz essay reflects on Mexican history and the concept of machismo. It details the tradition of fiesta and talks about the Zapatista movement.
Answer: "The Labyrinth of Solitude" or "El Laberinto de la soledad"
[10] The title object of this Paz poem is a gigantic Aztec calendar. The poem's 584 lines mirror the calendar's days and it ends talking about "a river that...goes roundabout, / forever arriving."
Answer: "Sun Stone" or "Piedra del sol"
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Name some artists who got away with painting squares, FTPE:,
[10] This American painter painted several works of many squares filled with numbers; he also depicted the United States in Map and an iconic national symbol in Three Flags and Flag.
Answer: Jasper Johns, Jr.
[10] This color field painter is usually lumped in with the abstract expressionists, though he rejected the term; his numerically titled later works feature superimposed rectangles and squares with hazily defined borders.
Answer: Mark Rothko or Marcus Rothkowitz
[10] This Ukraine-born Russian was a member of the Donkey's Tail and Blue Rider movements before he painted Black Square and founded Suprematism, a movement focused on geometric forms.
Answer: Kazimir Severinovich Malevich
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Name these American authors, FTPE:,
[10] The one thousand, seven hundred and seventy five works of this reclusive poet include "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers" and "Because I could not stop for death."
Answer: Emily Dickinson
[10] She wrote about a utopian society of women in the terrible novel Herland, and depicted a young mother's descent into insanity in "The Yellow Wallpaper."
Answer: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
[10] This author set her novels A Country Doctor and The Country of the Pointed Firs in her native state of Maine.
Answer: Sarah Orne Jewett
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It is comprised of eolian rock flower created by glaciers and its name indicates it proneness to erosion. FTPE:,
[10] Name this type of soil.
Answer: loesses
[10] Loess is largely comprised of minerals of this kind, monoclinic pseudo-hexagonal silicates. They include biotite and lepidolite.
Answer: micas
[10] Because loess is easy to excavate, it exhibits the vertical form of this property, while that in micas is called "highly perfect" due to their planar fracture.
Answer: cleavage
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Its final section, "Of the Academical or Sceptical Philosophy," urges readers to burn books that contain neither "abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number" nor "experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence." FTPE:,
[10] Identify this philosophical work that also contains a section "Of Miracles," a reworking of its author's earlier Treatise of Human Nature.
Answer: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
[10] This Scottish empiricist wrote An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.
Answer: David Hume
[10] This posthumously published work of Hume's features characters such as Philo and Cleanthes and examines several arguments for the existence of God.
Answer: Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
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He was known as Lackland for his lack of inheritance and Soft-Sword for his poor record on the battlefield. FTPE:,
[10] Name this king of England who was forced to sign the Magna Carta and ruled in the absence of his brother, Richard I.
Answer: King John
[10] John initially faced challenge to his rule from this son of his elder brother, Geoffrey of Brittany. He was killed, possibly by his uncle, after Philip Augustus recognized him as the heir to the Angevin Empire.
Answer: Arthur of Brittany
[10] John got a papal interdict all up in his face during the controversy over Stephen Langton's appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury, in which this Pope, who also called the Fourth Lateran Council, thoroughly "pwned" John.
Answer: Innocent III
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Name things about ancient Greek sculpture, FTPE:,
[10] Praxiteles was originally thought to be this work's sculptor, but Alexandros of Antioch is now widely believed to be its creator; its missing arms may have originally gripped an apple.
Answer: Venus de Milo or Aphrodite of Milos
[10] This Greek master designed the gigantic Statue of Zeus at Olympia as well as the temple of Athena on the Acropolis.
Answer: Phidias or Pheidias
[10] This Greek beat Phidias in a sculpting contest at Ephesus; he developed the contrapposto style exemplified in his spear-bearing Doryphoros.
Answer: Polykleitos the Elder or Polyclitus the Elder
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Having dynamic and kinematic varieties, this physical quantity can be measured by the classic Taylor-Couette apparatus. FTPE:,
[10] Name this property that appears in the denominator of the Reynolds number.
Answer: viscosity [prompt on mu or nu]
[10] When viscous effects are approximately as important as inertial effects, this type of flow occurs. It is intermediate between creeping and transitional flow. Taylor-Couette flow is of this type.
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ANWER: laminar flow,
[10] Viscous effects dominate in these regions, posited by Prandtl, which occur near no-slip interfaces. They usually have logarithmic velocity distributions.
Answer: boundary layers
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Answer the following about southern California, FTPE.,
[10] Fed by the Alamo River, this inland lake or "sea" of southern California was formed from an overflow of the Colorado River near Yuma in the early 20th century.
Answer: Salton Sea
[10] Just north of the Salton Sea and the Coachella Valley is this national park, which features Barker Dam and a small portion of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Answer: Joshua Tree National Park
[10] This desert, sometimes called the Low Desert to distinguish it from the Mojave to the north, stretches from Joshua Tree down into Baja California and west into Arizona featuring Saguaro National Park.
Answer: Sonoran Desert
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Amseth, Hapi, Tuamutef, and Qebhsennuf are the four gods of the cardinal directions and responsible for protecting the contents of the canopic jars. FTPE:,
[10] This falcon-headed god is the father of the four, as well as the son and avenger of Osiris.
Answer: Horus [also accept Heru or Har]
[10] This goddess is responsible for watching over Amseth. Because she is also the mother of Horus and wife of Osiris, she is Amseth's grandmother.
Answer: Isis
[10] In some accounts, this sky-goddess and great-grandmother of the four was transformed into a cow standing over Seb, while the four held her legs in place to mark the four cardinal directions.
Answer: Nut
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According to whoever ranks such things, it was the worst defeat the Byzantines had suffered since Nikephoros I was killed by the Bulgar Khan Krum at Sardica in 811. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1071 battle, which saw the Byzantine emperor Romanos IV captured by the forces of Alp Arslan, before being released and starting a Byzantine civil war.
Answer: Battle of Mantzikert
[10] This was the group that defeated the Byzantines at Mantzikert. They reached their height under Togrul and Alp Arslan, but splintered after the death of Malik Shah, with the Sultanate of Rum becoming their single strongest state.
Answer: Seljuk Turks
[10] The Seljuk vizier Nizam al-Mulk was one of the first victims of this extreme Ismaili sect, whose name may derive from their use of hashish before committing political murders.
Answer: the Assassins
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Its name comes from a line in Timon of Athens. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this novel consisting of a 999-line poem by John Shade and a commentary by Charles Kinbote, who believes he is the exiled king of Zembla.
Answer: Pale Fire
[10] Pale Fire was written by this author of Pnin and Invitation to a Beheading.
Answer: Vladimir Nabokov
[10] This novel by Nabokov is narrated by Humbert Humbert, who marries Charlotte Haze in order to have access to the title nymphet.
Answer: Lolita

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